Roland Lemke
Roland Lemke
September 17, 2020

Carrie Parker Honored with AIA Virginia Emerging Professional Award

Roland Lemke
Roland Lemke

I am thrilled to announce that Carrie Parker, AIA, LEED AP, has been recognized by the AIA Virginia as one of this year’s recipients of the Emerging Professional Award. This award highlights the accomplishments of emerging leaders in Virginia for their contributions to the profession in design, research, education, service and mentorship.

Carrie embodies all that our profession strives to be. She works tirelessly with higher education clients across the country to help solve their greatest challenges. For two years, Carrie was part of our NEXT Council, an elected group of young professionals who directly advise firm leadership. She is a mentor in and outside the office, serving as Mentorship and Professional Development Liaison and is an active mentor in AIA Virginia’s “Operation: Reach, Retain, Develop” program, aimed at retaining young architectural talent through the current recession. Her other professional involvement is vast and includes serving on the AIA’s Manufacturer’s Council, as co-chair on the Washington Board of Trade’s Connected DMV “Buildings and Urban Design Solutions Group,” and is always a willing volunteer for AIAS and AIA National conferences.

In her community outreach work, she has embraced her skills as an architect to create meaningful change. She has worked with Rebuilding Together Alexandria and for three years served as a board member for her residential community where she provided pro bono design services to improve public spaces.

During the seven years I’ve known Carrie, she has humbly positioned herself as an irreplaceable member of our DC office team and family. My most heartfelt congratulations to Carrie receiving this deserved recognition!

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